Re: Release Engineering Status Report

From: Scott Long <>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 10:30:50 -0600
Mike Silbersack wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Sep 2003, Scott Long wrote:
>>Patches have been floated on the mailing list that revert PAE in its
>>various stages.  Maybe those need to be brought back up.  Silby?  Tor?
> I believe that Tor's commit on August 30th resolved the PAE-related
> problems, so there is no need for a reversion.  Since that time, I've seen
> three panics posted:
> 1.  Some netinet/ related panic which I couldn't make heads or tails of,
> and I haven't any followup reports from the poster.
> 2.  Maxim's buildworld -j64 memory kmap entry exhaustion panic, which can
> be fixed by increasing the number of kmap entries.  (Tor has a patch for
> this, I will probably commit it soon.)
> 3.  A panic caused by sending 64K-1 ping packets, which I can't reproduce.
> (There's also a small problem with if_xl on pentium-1 machines, but since
> it's my fault and I'm waiting on test results from a guy, we won't talk
> about it.)
> (Hey, anyone have a pentium-200 and a 3com 905B card?  Contact me, further
> testing can't hurt.)
> So, as far as I can tell, there are no remaining problems related to PAE;
> I believe that most people are venting frustration that built up between
> August 9th and 30th.
> Mike "Silby" Silbersack

Ok, thanks for the update.  Since it is 17 days after Aug 30 and people
are still upset, the status was very unclear to the Release Engineering
Team.  So I guess we ened to solicit updates from the people who were
directly experiencing problems, and ask for everyone else to test it as
much as possible.

Received on Tue Sep 16 2003 - 07:30:57 UTC

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